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Otolaryngology Fellowships

Approved Fellowships and Fellows' Gallery

This page includes a table of the Otolaryngology Fellowships which have been approved under the RCS Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme. The gallery (currently being developed) below provides information about Otolaryngology Fellows under the Scheme.

RCS Senior Clinical Fellowships in Otolaryngology

Fellowship Name Centre Period of approval Fellowship Tutor/Lead Consultant
Liverpool Rhinology Fellowship Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust July 2016 - June 2019 Mr Samuel Leong, Consultant ENT and Rhinology Surgeon
North Thames Laryngology Fellowship Charing Cross Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London February 2016 - January 2019 Mr Guri Sandhu, Consultant Otolaryngologist
Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

(Guy's Hospital)

February 2013 - January 2016; reapproved July 2017 - June 2020 Mr Ricard Simo, Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist
Rhinology Fellowship Charing Cross Hospital and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London October 2013 - September 2016; reapproved July 2017 - June 2020 Mr Hesham Saleh, Consultant Otolaryngologist
Imperial Advanced Head and Neck Fellowship

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

(Charing Cross Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and the Royal Brompton Hospital)

Initially approved February 2014; reapproved October 2018 - September 2021
Mr Alasdair Mace, Consultant Otolaryngologist
DMH Laryngology Fellowship  Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India December 2016 - November 2019  Dr Sachin Gandhi, Director, Department of Laryngology 

Thyroid and Parathyroid Fellowship

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading

July 2018 - June 2021 Mr Tom Rourke, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Alder Hey Paediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship  Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool  October 2018 - September 2021
Mr Ravi Sharma, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist and Clinical Director for ENT and Audiology


Gallery of RCS Senior Clinical Fellows in Otolaryngology

Aleix Rovira-Casas

Guy's Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, July 2017 - June 2018

Current post (December 2018): Locum ENT / Head and Neck Consultant, St. George's Hospital / Croydon University Hospital

"Guy’s Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship has been a major keystone in my career as a head and neck surgeon. During the 12 month Fellowship, you get an immense amount of surgical exposure (3 days a week of theatre on average), operating with experienced surgeons that have taught at this level for many years. As it is one of the busiest multidisciplinary head and neck units in the country, there are plenty of research and teaching opportunities available. This is achieved through guidance from an assigned supervisor and mentors that enriches the Fellowship. During this training period, I feel that I have not only developed my abilities as a surgeon but gained invaluable experience outside of the operating theatre. Therefore, I would highly recommend this post to anyone who would be interested in working in a challenging and diverse environment to further their skills in head and neck surgery."

Grace Khong

Liverpool Rhinology Fellowship, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, August 2017 - August 2018

Current post (December 2018): Paediatric ENT Clinical Fellow, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

"The Liverpool Rhinology Fellowship has made a great impact on my surgical training. I received immense support and guidance from the consultants who constantly challenged me in preparation for independent practice. I was encouraged to present at conferences (European Rhinological Society Meeting, BACO), organise regional meetings and attend the Wessex Advanced FESS course which gave me the opportunity to interact with eminent Rhinologists from around the world. This exposure laid the foundations for me to win the North of England Training and Innovation Prize this year. I gained exposure in all aspects of Rhinology including rhinoplasty, advanced rhinology and extended endoscopic anterior skull base surgery. Towards the end of the Fellowship, I was able to undertake all rhinology procedures independently including frontal sinus dissection (including Draf 3), tumour resections and endoscopic approaches to the skull base. The ample surgical opportunity and exposure to complex cases have refined my clinical and surgical management of patients. I believe this Fellowship has provided me the required skill set to practise confidently as a Rhinologist."


Shashank Gupta

DMH Laryngology Fellowship, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India, July 2017 - July 2018

Current post (October 2018): Director, Consultant ENT Surgeon at ENT Laser Clinic, Bareilly, India

"The one year Fellowship under Dr. Sachin Gandhi was a great learning experience for me in Laryngology. I learnt to perform various OPD procedures and Laser surgery for both Larynx and Airway. The Fellowship was a kind of sub-speciality training in Laryngology. The exposure to different kinds of pathologies and hands-on management was excellent. My biggest achievement during the Fellowship was learning to diagnose and treat various voice and laryngeal pathologies accurately. The Fellowship prepared me for being a consultant. It has enabled me to bring the most advanced surgeries and equipment in my region and now I am able to offer these services at my centre."

Kenneth Muscat

Clinical Fellow in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, July 2016 - June 2017

Current post (April 2018): Resident Specialist ENT at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

''The Head and Neck fellowship at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) was simply an outstanding experience.  GSTT is a recognised international centre of excellence, covering a large volume of complex head and neck cancer cases. It provides the ideal environment for a post-CCT surgeon who wants to improve their knowledge and surgical skills on such challenging topic. This is thanks to a unique setup in the head and neck unit, where a truly multidisciplinary team composed of ENT, Maxillofacial and Plastic surgeons - together with all other allied health specialists - work in unison to deliver the best possible care. The year spent on the Fellowship helped to boost my confidence and I feel I have progressed to a level where I am capable of working independently but at the same time recognising the importance and roles of all the various team members. My aim is now to reproduce such a head and neck unit model back in my homeland, to deliver a similarly high level of holistic care to our patients.''  


Divyank Bansal

DMH Laryngology Fellowship, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India, July 2016 - June 2017

Current (December 2017) post: Consultant ENT Surgeon, Nirmal Ashram Hospital, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

"The Senior Clinical Fellowship by RCS is very well managed and structured. The Vasant Oswal Voice Disorder Clinic at DM Hospital, Pune, is a leading centre for voice and airway disorders in this part of world. I was lucky enough to be a part of this centre. During my Fellowship I learned every aspect of voice and airway, including the history, clinical evaluation and management of the patient. The Vasant and Nirmala Oswal Post Graduate Centre provided excellent experience. I got exposure of cadaveric laser surgery to sharpen my skills. Along with it RCS-accredited courses helped me to update myself with the latest technology. My mentor, Dr. Sachin Gandhi, was a very kind, knowledgeable person. He was always there to guide us. My most important achievement was to gain in-depth knowledge of laryngology, and to have confidence to set up my own voice clinic. Currently I am practising ENT, and especially laryngology, in the northern part of country, where there is no voice clinic - patients are benefited by this as they don't have to go far for their voice and airway related problems."

Rohan Bidaye

DMH Laryngology Fellowship, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Centre, Pune, India, July 2016 - June 2017

Current (December 2017) post: Consultant ENT Surgeon, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, India

"The Voice Clinic at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital is one of the largest and premium centres for the management of voice and airway disorders in Asia. Serving as a tertiary referral centre with a very high patient load, the clinical experience gained in laryngology is unmatched. The Vasant and Nirmal Oswal Centre for postgraduate teaching gave me an opportunity to sharpen my surgical skills with the laser and cold instruments on specimens. This training resulted in a shorter and steeper learning curve in the OR for basic surgery, and an opportunity to practise advanced procedures too. Access to the state of the art equipment in the Voice Clinic as well as the OR has made me highly competent and comfortable in handling advanced setups. Many research projects were taken up during the Fellowship and some have already been published in international journals of repute. The DMH Laryngology Fellowship is one of the best laryngology training programmes and I highly recommend it to ENT surgeons. With laryngology being an upcoming specialisation, Fellowship-trained laryngologists make an invaluable contribution to the accurate diagnosis and effective management of patients with voice and airway disorders."

Andrew Kinshuck

North Thames Laryngology Fellowship (Charing Cross Hospital), April 2016 - April 2017

Current (December 2017) post: ENT Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

"The laryngology and airway post CCT Fellowship is mainly based at Charing Cross Hospital, a national centre for airway reconstructive surgery. The department receives approximately 100 new national and international referrals annual which are discussed at the monthly airway multidisciplinary team meeting. The Fellowship also involves attending multidisciplinary operating lists at University College Hospital and working closely with the respiratory team at the Royal Brompton Hospital. The Fellowship is under the supervision of Consultant Otolaryngologist Mr Guri Sandhu who has greatly helped me gain the specialist surgical and clinical skills needed to be an ENT Consultant with a subspecialty interest. On completing this Fellowship I have the confidence in managing airway stenosis and advanced laryngology which will have a direct benefit to my patients."

Jonathan Hughes

North Thames Laryngology Fellowship (Charing Cross Hospital), October 2013 - March 2014

Current (March 2017) post: Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat / Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon, University College London Hospital

“The National Centre for Airway Reconstruction at Charing Cross Hospital has the largest experience in the management of adult laryngotracheal stenosis in Europe. During my Fellowship I became skilled in both endoscopic and open reconstructive management of airway stenosis of all aetiologies, including post-intubation/tracheostomy, inflammatory and idiopathic. The Fellowship also encompassed advanced laryngology and gave me unparalleled experience in open and endoscopic laryngological procedures, including the use of trans-oral laser surgery, vocal cord medialisation techniques, transgender voice surgery, swallowing surgery and botox.”

Imperial Advanced Head and Neck Fellowship (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust), based at Charing Cross Hospital, April 2014 - September 2014

“Charing Cross Hospital is a renowned tertiary centre for the management of head and neck cancer. In addition to laryngeal and pharyngeal malignancy, I gained considerable experience of the management of oral cavity and skull base disease, as well as prosthetic and local/regional flap reconstruction. The Fellowship also encompassed the management of thyroid disease and minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating diseases of the salivary glands, including sialendoscopy.”

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